President’s chief of staff applies for security clearance
The Czech president’s chief of staff, Vratislav Mynář, applied for security clearance with the National Security Authority on Thursday, nine months after assuming his post. Mr Mynář applied for the top secret level clearance. President Zeman said earlier his chief of staff would have to leave his post if he fails to apply. Mr Mynář explained that it had taken him so long to apply because he needed to collect hundreds of documents relating to 20 years of his professional and personal life.